“Collectively, these three UNCG graduates have accomplished more than I could ever hope to achieve, and they epitomize the UNCG Spartan spirit,” Helms told the crowd. “Their stories emphasize four important life lessons that I hope to capture in one simple message: Y2BU.”
Helms (Human Development and Family Studies), a 2012 Alumni Teaching Excellence Award recipient, gave the address for the university’s winter commencement Dec. 13. (Read her address here.)
UNCG awarded approximately 1,760 degrees to students who completed degrees in August and December. Of these degrees, 32 were awarded to international students.
Chancellor Linda P. Brady said UNCG stands apart not only because of its outstanding academic programs but also because of the “difference our people make.” What matters even more than the lessons learned, Brady told graduates, is “how the lessons learned are carried forward, locally and on the world stage. You will do something bigger altogether.”
By Michelle Hines